HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Nuclear Medicine Tech PRN in San Antonio, Texas
Downtown San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Part of the Methodist Health System, Metropolitan is recognized for providing Center of Excellence level of care for cardiac, neuro, and bariatric patients. The Women’s Pavilion delivers over 4,000 babies a year. The urbanization of San Antonio has resulted in significant growth in our emergency services and intensive care. Our facility is large enough to provide a wide range of services but we are able to support individualized development in a personalized setting. We apply evidence based practice to every patient encounter. By focusing on continuous quality improvement, we seek to deliver world class care with a personal touch. The community and our family environment are at the heart of all we do and sustain our values driven organization.
General Statement of Duties:
Responsible for the safety of the patient, keeping records as designated for quality control, quality assurance and state regulatory agencies. Insure handling, receipt, administration and disposal of radioactive materials.
Essential Job Functions:
Follows all regulations on the radioactive materials license set by the Texas Department of Health for that specific institution.
Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Demonstrates competence in the area of nuclear medicine: positioning, physiology, procedure prep and technical factors. The technologist must also demonstrate proper handling of radiopharmaceuticals and record keeping according to Nuclear Medicine guidelines.
Demonstrate proper use of the Radiology Information System to include scheduling exams, completion of exams, patient and film tracking and entering of charges according to procedures preformed.
Checks label of isotope to be injected carefully and assay it while observing all radiation safety regulations.
Facilitates and participates in current and future Radiology Department CQI monitoring and implement changes accordingly. Employees shall assist in collection of data, reviewing and revising the CQI program to be in compliance with accrediting agencies, hospital goals, departmental Policies and Procedures. All employees shall demonstrate knowledge and responsibility for ongoing CQI.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:
- Education: ONE of the following:
A. Graduate of a Nuclear Medicine training program
B. ALL of the following:
i.Graduate of Radiology Technologist program
ii.Both registry/certification requirements listed below
iii.One year experience as a nuclear medicine technologist
None (see Education requirement above for exception under 1.B.)
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
2 years previous experience as a nuclear medicine technologist in a hospital setting
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification from Texas Department of Health
Must have ONE of the following within six months of hire date:
i. ARRT (N) or
Title: Nuclear Medicine Tech PRN
Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
Requisition ID: 01578-72497